Temporary Research Assistant, Kenan Science Library Makerspace

A graduate student research assistant position is available for the period September 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016 in the Kenan Science Library (Venable Hall) at UNC. This is a 10-hour per week position; scheduled hours will fall between 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 2 p.m.–6 p.m. Saturday–Sunday. Pay is $658.33 per month.

The Kenan Science Library Makerspace is part of the University Libraries’ Research Hub. It enables UNC students, staff, and faculty to explore emerging technologies and foster a creative community of makers and making. The Makerspace provides access to 3D design tools, 3D printing, 3D scanning, electronics & soldering, and sewing. More information at http://library.unc.edu/makerspace/

*Maker experience is preferred but not required

Primary responsibilities

  • Staff the Kenan Library Makerspace
  • Responsible for opening & closing the library and checking out books during evening and weekends
  • Responsible for running 3D printers
  • Assist users with their 3D design, printing, and scanning
  • Assist with the operation and maintenance of equipment in the Kenan makerspace
  • Contribute to makerspace planning and outreach
  • Teach small group workshops
  • Assist with outreach events, documentation, communication, and assessment
  • Required qualifications

  • Enrollment in a graduate program at UNC Chapel Hill during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters
  • Aptitude for learning and troubleshooting new technologies
  • Ability to teach workshops and conduct demonstrations
  • Flexible; adaptable; comfortable with experimentation and self-directed learning
  • Ability and enthusiasm for working with the public
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with 2D and 3D design software and hardware
  • Experience with any of the following: electronics, soldering, textiles/sewing, prototyping, crafting
  • Teaching experience
  • Graphics, photography, or web design experience
  • To Apply

    Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please send a cover letter and resume to:
    David Romito
    SUBJ: Makerspace TRA
    dromito@email.unc.edu

    Posted in Graduate Student Research Assistant Positions